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Memorial Cards Verses

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Long Poems

God looked around his garden
And found an empty place,
He then looked down upon the earth
And saw your tired face.

He put his arms around you
And lifted you to rest,
God’s garden must be beautiful
He always takes the best.

He saw the road was getting rough
And the hills were hard to climb,
So he closed your weary eyelids
And whispered “Peace be thine”.

It broke our hearts to lose you
But you didn’t go alone,
For part of us went with you
The day God called you home.

A bouquet of beautiful memories,
Sprayed with a million tears,
Wishing God could have spared you,
If just for a few more years.

It does not take a special day,
For us to think of you,
Each Mass we hear, each prayer we say,
Is offered up to you.

We cannot bring the old days back,
When we were all together,
The family chain is broken now,
But memories live forever.

It was a sudden parting,
Too bitter to forget,
Only those who loved you,
Are the ones who will never forget.

We lost a mother with a heart of gold
How much we miss her can never be told,
She shared our troubles and helped us along
If we follow her footsteps,
We will never go wrong.

We miss you from your fireside chair
Your loving smile and gentle air,
Your vacant place no one can fill
We miss you mother and always will.

She was a mother so very rare
Content in her home and always there,
On earth she toiled, in heaven she rests
God bless you mother, you were the best.

Each time we look at your picture
You seem to smile and say,
Don’t be sad but courage take
And love each other for my own sake.

You can only have one mother
Patient, kind and true
No other friend in all the world
Will be the same to you.

When other friends forsake you
To mother you will return
For all her loving kindness
She asks nothing in return.

As we look upon her picture
Sweet memories we recall
Of a face so full of sunshine
And a smile for one and all.

Sweet Jesus, take this message
To our dear mother up above
Tell her how we miss her
And give her all our love.

If tears could build a stairwell
And memories were a lane,
I would walk right up to Heaven
And bring you home again.

No farewell words were spoken
No time to say good-bye,
You were gone before I knew it
And only God knows why.

I'd like the memory of me
To be a happy one,
I'd like to leave an after glow
Of smiles when life is done.

I'd like to leave an echo
Whispering softly down the ways,
Of happy times and laughing times
And bright and sunny days.

I'd like the tears of those who grieve
To dry before the sun,
Of happy memories that I leave
When life is done.

Your gentle face and patient smile.
With sadness we recall,
You had a kindly word for each
And died beloved by all.

The voice is mute and stilled the heart
That loved us well and true,
Ah, bitter was the trial to part
From one so good as you.

You are not a forgotten loved one
Nor will you ever be,
As long as life and memory last
We will remember thee.

We miss you now, our hearts are sore
As time goes by we miss you more,
Your loving smile, your gentle face
No one can fill your vacant place.

Don’t think of her as gone away
her journey’s just begun,
life holds so many facets
this earth is only one.

Just think of her as resting
from the sorrow and the tears,
in a place of warmth and comfort
where there are no days and years.

Think how she must be wishing
that we could know today,
how nothing but our sadness
can really pass away.

And think of her as living
in the hearts of those she touched,
for nothing loved is ever lost
and she was loved so much.

Death is nothing at all - I have only
Slipped away into the next room.
Whatsoever we were to each other,
That we are still.

Call me by my old familiar name,
Speak to me in the easy way
Which you always used to.

Laugh as we always laughed at the
Little jokes we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.
Let my name be the household word
That it always was.

Let it be spoken without effort.
Life means all that it has ever meant.
It is the same as it ever was,
There is absolutely unbroken continuity.

Why should I be out of your mind
because I am out of your sight?
I am but waiting for you, for an interval,
somewhere very near,
just around the corner. All is well.

Now I am contented
That my life it was worthwhile,
Knowing as I passed along the way
I made somebody smile.

When you are walking down the street
And you’ve got me on your mind,
I’m walking in your footsteps
Only half a step behind.

And when you face the gentle breeze
Or the wind upon your face,
I’m giving you a great big hug
Or just a soft embrace.

So please don’t be unhappy
Just because I’m out of sight,
Remember that I’m with you
Every morning, noon and night.

God saw you getting tired
and a cure was not to be,
so he put his arms around you,
and whispered "Come to me".

With tearful eyes we watched you,
and saw you pass away.
Although we loved you dearly,
we could not make you stay.

A golden heart stopped beating
hard working hands at rest,
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the best.

Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free
I took His hand when I heard him call
I turned my back and left it all.
If my parting has left a void
Then fill it with remembered joy.

My life’s been full, I savored much
Good friends, good times,
a loved one’s touch.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss;
Ah yes, these things, I too, will miss.

Perhaps my time seemed all too brief
Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your hearts and share with me;
God wanted me now, He set me free.

Life is but a stopping place
A pause in what’s to be,
A resting place along the road
to sweet eternity.

We all have different journeys
Different paths along the way,
We all were meant to learn some things,
But never meant to stay.

Our destination is a place
far greater than we know,
For some, the journey’s quicker
For some the journey’s slow.

And when the journey finally ends
We’ll claim a great reward,
And find an everlasting peace
Together with the Lord.

I am home in Heaven, dear ones:
Oh, so happy and so bright!
There is perfect joy and beauty
In this Everlasting Light.

All the pain and grief are over!
Every restless yearning past;
I am now at peace forever,
Safely Home in Heaven at last.

Dear one, do not grieve so sorely,
For I love you dearly still;
Try to look beyond earth’s shadows,
Pray to trust Our Father’s Will.

When your work is completed,
He will gently call you Home;
Oh! the rapture of that meeting!
Oh, the joy to see you come.

Softly in the morning
You heard a gentle call,
You took the hand God offered you
And saw your tired face.

And quietly left us all.
The day you left us,
our hearts just broke in two,
The smallest part is still with us,

And the biggest part with you.
For the rest of our lives we will miss you,
Our secret tears still flow,
Oh, how we really loved you,

No one will ever know.
We miss your smile, your joking ways
We miss the things, you used to say,
And when old times we do recall,

It’s when we miss you most of all.
You were always there when we needed you,
No task too great or small,
With loving heart and willing hands,
For us you did it all.

We hold you close within our hearts
And there you shall remain,
To walk with us throughout our lives
Until we meet again.

So rest in peace dear loved one
And thanks for all you’ve done,
We pray that God has given you
The crown you’ve truly won.

When I come to the end of the
road and the sun has set for me,
I want no rites in a gloom-filled room.
Why cry for a soul set free!

Miss me a little, but not too long
and not with your head bowed low,
Remember the love that we once
shared, miss me but let me go.

For this journey we all must take
and each must go alone,
It’s all part of the Master plan
a step on the road to home.

When you are lonely and sick of heart
go to the friends we know,
and bury your sorrows in doing good deeds
Miss me, but let me go.

One night I dreamed I was walking
along the beach with the Lord.
Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky.
In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand.

Sometimes there were two sets of footprints,
other times there were one set of footprints.
This bothered me because I noticed
that during the low periods of my life,

when I was suffering from anguish, sorrow
or defeat, I could see one set of footprints.
So I said to the Lord, "You promised me Lord,
that if I followed you,
you would walk with me always.

But I have noticed that during
the most trying periods of my life
there have only been one
set of footprints in the sand.

Why, when I needed you most,
you have not been there for me?"
The Lord replied, "The times when you
have seen only one set of footprints
in the sand, is when I carried you."

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there, I do not sleep,
I am a thousand winds that blow
I am the diamond glints on snow.

I am the sunlight on ripened grain
I am the gentle autumn rain,
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift, uplifting rush.

Of quiet birds in circled flight
I am the soft stars that shine in the night,
Do not stand at my grave and cry
I am not there, I did not die.

We little knew that day
God was going to call your name,
In life we loved you dearly
In death, we do the same.

It broke our hearts to lose you
You did not go alone,
For part of us went with you
The day God called you home.

You left us beautiful memories
Your love is still our guide,
And although we cannot see you,
You are always at our side.

Our family chain is broken
And nothing seems the same,
But as God calls us one by one
The chain will link again.

Short Poems

Each time we look at your picture
You seem to smile and say,
Don’t be sad but courage take
And love each other for my sake.
A bouquet of beautiful memories
Sprayed with a million tears,
Wishing God could have spared you
If just for a few more years.
Two tired eyes are sleeping
Two willing hands are still,
The one who worked so hard for us
Is resting at God’s Will.
We cannot bring the old days back
When we were all together,
The family chain is broken now
But memories last forever.
Your life was love and labour
Your love for your family true,
You did your best for all of us
We will always remember you.
Just a prayer from the family who loved you
Just a memory fond and true,
In our hearts you will live forever
Because we thought the world of you.
If tears could build a stairway
And memories a lane,
I’d walk right up to Heaven
And bring you back again.
Loving you is easy
We do it every day,
Missing you is a heartache
That never goes away.
May The Road Rise Up To Meet You,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
And the rains fall soft upon your fields,
And until we meet again, may God
Hold you in the palm of His hand.
Irish Blessing

Long Prayers

The Lord is my shepherd;
I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down
in green pastures;
He leadeth me beside the still water.
He restoreth my soul;
He leadeth me in the paths
of righteousness
for his name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through
the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil; for thou art with me;
thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me
in the presence of mine enemies:
Thou anointest my head with oil;
My cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall
follow me all the days of my life:
And I will dwell in the house
of the Lord for ever.
May Christ support
us all the day long,
till the shadows lengthen,
and the evening comes,
and the busy world is hushed,
and the fever of life is over
and our work is done.
Then in His mercy may
He give us a safe lodging,
and holy rest and
peace at the last.
Hail Mary, full of grace,
the Lord is with thee,
blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit
of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the
hour of our death.
Guardian Angel from
heaven so bright,
watching beside me
to lead me aright,
fold thy wings round me,
and guard me with love,
softly sing songs to me
of heaven above.
What comfort just to clasp it,
My Rosary so dear;
Each mystery brings fresh courage
And drives away all fear.
In prayer so oft repeated,
Yet never growing old,
I read the wondrous story,
Of God’s own love untold.
Each chaplet forms a garland,
To place at Mary’s feet;
Fair buds and full-bloom roses,
Exhaling fragrance sweet.
The Crucifix which crowns it
Reminds me day by day,
To bravely bear my crosses,
Along earth’s rugged way.
I hope when life is ended,
And death shall set me free
Still twined around my fingers,
My Rosary Beads shall be.
God grant me
the Serenity to
Accept the things
I cannot change…
Courage to change
the things I can, and
Wisdom to know
the difference.
Oh Jesus, full of grace and charity,
victim for sinners, so impelled by love
for us that you willed to die on the Cross,
I humbly beseech you through your servant
Saint Pio, who generously participated
in your sufferings who loved you so much
and labored so faithfully for the glory
of your heavenly Father and for the good of souls.
With confidence I beseech you to grant me,
through his intercession,
the grace of which I ardently desire.

O Lord, support us all the day long,
until the shades lengthen and the evening comes,
and the busy world is hushed,
and the fever of life is over,
and our work is done.

Then Lord, in Your mercy grant
us a safe lodging and a Holy Rest,
and Peace at the Last.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

O gentle and loving Saint
Anthony, you whose heart
was ever full of human
sympathy, whisper my prayer
to the ears of the infant
Jesus, who loved to linger in
your arms. One word from
you and my prayer will be
granted. Speak that word
and the gratitude of my heart
will ever be yours.
Hail, holy Queen, Mother of mercy,
hail, our life, our sweetness and our hope,
To thee do we cry,
poor banished children of Eve,
to thee do we send up our sighs,
mourning and weeping in this vale of tears.
Turn then, most gracious Advocate,
thine eyes of mercy toward us,
and after this our exile,
show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb,
Jesus, O merciful, O loving,
O sweet Virgin Mary!
Remember, O most gracious
Virgin Mary, that never was it
known that anyone who fled to thy
protection, implored thy help,
or sought thine intercession
was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence,
I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins,
my mother; to thee do I come,
before thee I stand, sinful and
sorrowful. O Mother of the
Word Incarnate, despise not my
petitions, but in thy mercy
hear and answer me.
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace:
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I
may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console,
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are
born to eternal life. Amen.

Short Prayers

In the shelter of Thy Sacred Heart,
Dear Jesus, may she rest;
We love her well but still we know,
God’s Holy Will is best.
All I ask is that wherever you may be
you will remember me at Holy Communion
and at the foot of the Altar.
St. Monica
Oh! you whom I have loved so much on earth,
pray for me and live in such a manner
that we may be re-united in a Blessed Eternity.
We have loved her in life,
Let us not forget her in death.
Those who die in grace,
Go no further from us than God,
And God is very near.
God grant me the Serenity to
Accept the things I cannot change…
Courage to change the things I can,
and Wisdom to know the difference.
Sacred Heart of Jesus,
I place all my trust in Thee.
Pray for me as I will for thee,
that we may all merrily meet in heaven.
St. Thomas More
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon him.
May he rest in peace. Amen
Jesus, Mary & Joseph
Have mercy on the soul of
Sacred Heart of Jesus
Have mercy on the soul of

Thank You Messages

The family of the late
Name Of Deceased
wish to thank you most sincerely
for your support in their bereavement.
Your sympathy and kindness
will be remembered with great
affection and gratitude.
The family of the late
Name of Deceased
deeply appreciate and will always
hold in grateful remembrance your
kind expression of sympathy
in their recent bereavement.
Perhaps you sent a lovely card,
Or sat quietly in a chair,
Perhaps you sent a funeral spray,
If so we saw it there.
Perhaps you spoke the kindest words,
As any friend could say;
Perhaps you were not there at all,
Just thought of us that day,
Whatever you did to console our hearts,
We thank you so very much,
Whatever the part.
The family of the late
Name Of Deceased
The family of
Name of Deceased
wish to thank you for the expressions
of sympathy and kindness you have
shown during their moment of sorrow.
We are truly grateful for all love and support.
The family of the late
Name of Deceased
thank you most sincerely for
your kind expression of
sympathy in their recent bereavement.
The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
Has been offered for your intentions.
The family of the late
Name of Deceased
would like to express their deepest
gratitude and appreciation for all
of the love, kindness and thoughtful
gestures that have been bestowed
upon them during this time of bereavement.
May God Bless You.
The family of the late
Name Of Deceased
desire to return their grateful thanks
for your kind expression of sympathy
in their recent bereavement.

Kandoy House,2 Fairview Strand, Dublin

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